Review – Dirty Sexy Saint by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Posted February 26, 2016 by smutmatters in Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review – Dirty Sexy Saint by Carly Phillips and Erika WildeDirty Sexy Saint by Carly Phillips, Erika Wilde
Series: Dirty Sexy #1
Series Rating: four-stars
Published by Self Published on January 19th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 268
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde bring you a dirty, sexy, smoking hot SERIES featuring three bad boy brothers bonded by shocking secrets and their damaged past. Sinful, addicting, and unapologetically alpha, these men are every woman’s erotic daydream ... And your ultimate dirty fantasy.
Are you ready to get Dirty Sexy with a Saint?
Clay Kincaid knows he's more a sinner than a saint. Especially when it comes to women. With a rough and damaged past that has left him jaded, he doesn't do committed relationships. But he does like sex—the hotter and harder, the better. He likes it fast and filthy, which is why he refuses to even touch someone as sweet and guileless as Samantha Jamieson. Until he discovers that she likes it just as down and dirty as he does. Let the sinning begin . . .
All books in the DIRTY SEXY Series are full-length novels with no cliffhangers!

I wasn’t sure I was going to like Samantha in the beginning. We’ve all seen it so many times – poor little rich girl forced to marry a man she doesn’t love because her family wants her to. But she really surprised me. She told her dad and her not-fiance off, picked up her purse, and left. I loved it. And she was pretty smart about it, too. Ditched her car, ditched her phone, took nothing that could potentially track her, and off she went.

She landed at Kincaid’s, a bar she’d never been in before, in a part of town she’d never been in before. She got completely hammered off of as many dirty-named drinks as she could think of, then realized she had no way to pay for them (her dad canceled her credit cards and she had no cash). Fortunately for Samantha, very fortunately as it turned out, Clay Kincaid, the owner of the bar, has a history of helping lost causes. His brothers call him “Saint” because of this tendency. He helps Samantha out, keeps her safe until she sobers up, and offers her a job at the bar and a place to stay.

Samantha really surprised me. She dug in her heels and did her best to learn everything she could. She’s not a perfect waitress, obviously, but she tries and mostly succeeds. Even though she’s grown up in a completely different world than everyone at Kincaid’s, she treats everyone with respect and genuine affection.

Clay I had no trouble liking from the very beginning. I loved that he immediately pegged Samantha as a “cupcake” – a lightweight drinker who couldn’t handle her liquor. He’s completely right, Samantha gets wasted off of some dirty-named college frat party shots, but he’s also wrong in the way he dismisses her as fluffy, which he quickly realizes and owns up to.

The attraction is there from the beginning, but Clay is determined not to act on it. Because…. well, I’m not exactly sure why he doesn’t want to. Because he actually likes her and somehow that’s bad? Or because his mom was a terrible person so all women lie? Something along those pretty lame lines. I do not like it when our main characters decide all people who belong to a certain group are bad because of one terrible person they knew. “My ex was a CEO, so no more CEOs ever!” “No more brunettes!” “Left-handed women can’t be trusted because my ex cheated on me!” That kind of thing. In this case, it was Clay’s mother who’d screwed him up, and that’s cerainly a pretty deep cut, but he decided all women were untrustworthy, which doesn’t sit right with me.

But these two got their shit together. Mainly because Samantha decided she wanted Clay and went after him. She doesn’t allow him to pigeon-hole her as just a cupcake, and she makes sure he knows that she’s interested. The banter between them was sharp and funny. Good banter is so hard to write and so wonderful to read/hear. And I like a woman who knows what she wants. Samantha let Clay know that she may come from a completely different social stratosphere than he did, but she didn’t care. She wanted him and she was going to have him. And, really, once they got together, they pretty much stayed together.

The ending was a little rough – there was some unnecessary drama thrown in to give them something to separate over, and I thought her family’s reaction, and Harrison’s reaction (the not-fiance) were a little too easy, but overall I really liked this book.  And the next book in the series, Dirty Sexy Inked, is going to be amazing. Clay’s brother Mason is featured with her best friend, Katrina, and I can already tell they are going to have my Kindle smoldering.

About Carly Phillips

After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.

About Erika Wilde

Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.